Micryletta erythropoda (Tarkhnishvili, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta > Species: Micryletta erythropoda

Microhyla erythropoda Tarkhnishvili, 1994, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 13: 24. Holotype: "Collection of the Chair of Ecology, Tbilisi State University" unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Forest Ma Da, province Dong Nai, Vietnam".

Micryletta erythropodaOrlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 100; Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Orlov, Galoyan, Tran, Le, Kretova, and Geissler, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 141. 

English Names

Mada Paddy Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 46).

Ma Da Paddy Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 42). 

Distribution

Lowlands of southern Vietnam and adjacent Cambodia. 

Comment

See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 84–87. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Duong, Gorin, and Yang, 2018, PeerJ, 6 (e5771): 1–27, discussed the taxonomic status of this species and provided molecular evidence for its distinctiveness. See comments by Das, Garg, Hamidy, Smith, and Biju, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7012): 25–26. Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245–257, reported on mtDNA phylogenetics and confirmed that nominal Micryletta inornata is composed of multiple cryptic species; they also suggested that the distinctiveness of Micryletta erythropoda from Micryletta lineata requires genetic confirmation. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 42, mentioned having unpublished mtDNA data that confirm the species' presence in Cambodia. 

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